Take Your Thinking Off Cruise Control

  

“Five percent of the people think;

ten percent of the people think they think;

and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” ― Thomas A. Edison

 Over the last weeks and now months our lives have been changed and disrupted in ways most of us could never have imagined. I for one, never expected the world to shut down as it has for so long. Even after 9/11 within a week much of the world was back to normal. And I believe we will return to our normal again soon. 

However, I hope that you're starting to think a little bit differently, do some things a little bit differently in your life. I'm all about helping people do things differently. And I know how hard that can be. I grew up in a...

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7 Factors to Consider When Facing Adversity

Today, I want to talk to you about seven factors to consider when you face adversity. If you're a leader, you’re either going to face adversity or you're facing adversity right now. It's just the nature of leadership. Every day we're going to face something that's going to challenge us. Or maybe you’re rocking right along with momentum is on your side and you're not facing anything. But here's what I know, momentum shifts. You can watch it in any sporting event where everything just seems to go our way, our team's way or everything seems to go against us goes against our team. When the momentum is negative, we can't catch the ball fumbling. We can't get first down, or we can't get a hit.

Whatever it is momentum can shift. So,...

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Content versus Complacent Leadership

There's a lot going on in the world with all the talk of coronavirus, the presidential election coming up this year, and many other things; there is just tons of noise. 

I want to inspire you as a leader just to be sure you stay on point. Focus on your mission and your purpose. If you don't know what your mission and your purpose is, let me help you. I'm so focused on my mission and purpose- To ignite leadership transformations in the lives of others, to inspire, and influence others to live on purpose with excellence and taking action in the right direction in their life. 

I look at things on social media, I listen to some of the things that are going on in the news, but I try not to let that distract me from my mission.

Are...

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Be A Slump Buster

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” ~ Hank Aaron

Have you ever found yourself in a slump? Do you feel like no matter what you do, there is no passion behind it? Are you going through the motions in your work, hoping no one notices?

We all have those times. With our current situation across the globe we have been locked down and limited in our activity for weeks as I write this article. Maybe you are experiencing a slump in some areas of life and leadership due to the quarantine.

The term slump often relates to athletes. I am sure you’ve seen athletic teams or individual players experience a slump. (Just...

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Are You a Balanced Leader?

 

The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind,
but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud,
but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly” ~ Jim Rohn

I am a firm believer you can be a tough leader with others if you are really caring for them too. What do I mean by tough? I mean holding the bar high on expectations and accountability. Being a tough leader does not mean screaming, yelling, and cursing at others, which I saw a lot growing up.

It is kind of like parenting. I have been a firm leader of my kids with high expectations and lots of love and care for them and their future. I feel like today my son and I have a deep respect for one another. He does not avoid me,...

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Now is the Time to Create a New Belief

What does the quote mean to you?

“We either believe we can, or we can’t, either way we are right.” ~ Henry Ford

We are facing challenging times in our world right now, and almost everything about our way of life, both personally and professionally has changed at least for now.

Growing up, I used to hear, as I am sure you did, “You can be anything in life you want to be if you just put your mind to it.”

If this is true, then why do most people end up so dissatisfied in life?

Research shares with us that 70% or more of people in America are unhappy. WOW!

Why are we unhappy?

This study went on to blame this unhappiness on others… or at least that was my take anyway. It said the reason people are unhappy...

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A Guide to Balancing Home and Work

 

Balancing your home and career can be a challenge for any employee, especially when you live and work in the same space. How do you allocate your time between personal and professional responsibilities? How can you focus on conference calls when you’re surrounded by dirty laundry? 

Learn how to set priorities and reduce distractions whether you’re new to remote working or you moved out of your cubicle years ago. Use these tips to stay productive when you work from home. 

Steps to Take by Yourself: 

  1. Follow a schedule. Set a start and end time for your day. Tackle your most challenging tasks during the hours when you’re at your peak. Use our Daily Compass to prioritize your day. 
  2. Design an...
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3 Checks to Balance Crisis Leadership

The majority of people around the world have been quarantined. We've been practicing our physical distancing for several weeks now. We're continuing to watch the world change right before our eyes. The way that we lead and the way our businesses do things are changing on an everyday basis.  My questions for you is, are you changing as well; will you exit this craziness better than you entered?

Below I will share 3 checks to balance things out in our leadership.

#1 Check the source of your wisdom - What do I mean by that? Wisdom is everything, knowledge is having information. So, think about this for just a minute knowledge is having information; like I know a lot of things. I bet you know a lot of things. I bet you're smart. You've...

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Are You Following the Law of Inchionality

This has been one WHALE of a first quarter to 2020. It seems as if all was going right in the world 3 weeks ago and then the dreaded Covid 19 found us in denial and slipped into our lives. Like you I am a little shell shocked and wondering how we got here and am hoping to wake up from the nightmare soon. 

Have you ever had one of those nightmares where you were trying to wake up, but couldn’t and you find yourself fighting to catch yourself or just get free? Yeah, me too! I have had a few of those in my life and I feel like we are in one right now. 

However, I do know this. We will wake-up, we will get through this and we will come out better on the other side than we were when we entered this chaos. BUT only if we follow...

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THIS IS YOUR TIME TO STRETCH

Will this make or break you?

After a long run or a hard workout, it is the best time to stretch while your muscles are warm. You have been on a long run, now is the time to stretch.  

This is not a report of the current situation, so bear with me.

We are right in the middle of the global pandemic of the Coronavirus. All the experts are telling us about it every day, moment by moment. We are truly getting a play by play!

Every new positive test has become the new sports report since all sporting events around the globe have been postponed.

You will become what you think about most of the time. Worried if you only listen to the play by play.

Life has been shut off for most people around the world.

But, has it really? Has your life...

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